Mr Geraint Thomas-Howard Jenkins
PhD Earth Science
BSc, Physical Geography, Aberystwyth University (First-class degree)
Developing a novel luminescence surface dating technique for application to ice sheet dynamics; an alternative to cosmogenic radionuclide dating
Supervisor(s): Professor Geoff Duller, Professor Neil Glasser and Dr Helen Roberts
Geraint Jenkins is a PhD candidate in Physical Geography & Earth Science with a connection to both Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory and the Centre for Glaciology.
He undertook a BSc in Physical Geography, Aberystwyth, graduated with a First-class degree and was also awarded the following:
- Margaret and Elwyn Davies Travel Scholarships (x2)
- Walter Idris Employment Scholarship
- WC Bradley Dissertation Prize in Geomorphology
- Nominated for Quaternary Research Association Dissertation award
Following this, Geraint undertook an MSc by research at Durham University with Professor Chris Stokes & Dr Dave Roberts. This project considered the sub-surface composition of drumlins and their relation to potential palaeo-ice stream processes. During MSc studies Geraint was also awarded:
- Ustinov College Conference Award
- Durham University, Department of Geography Conference Award
My research interests include (including areas of research outside of doctoral research):
- Developing a novel surface dating luminescence technique for its application to constraining glaciations
- Understanding subglacial processes from the geomorphic-sedimentary record
- Interpreting ice stream and ice sheet dynamics from the geomorphic-sedimentary record (with emphasis on the British-Irish Ice Sheet)
- Geomorphological investigation of glacier-like features (GLFs) on Mars
- Level 1 Tutorial Coordinator
- Physical Geography Seminar Series Coordinator
- Harvey, W. J. and Jenkins, G. T. H. (in press) ‘Quaternary palaeoglaciological and palaeoenvironmental change, Shropshire, UK: a review.’ Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society.
- Chandler, B. and Jenkins, G. T. H. (2014) ‘GLWG 14: The Cheshire-Shropshire Lowlands.’ Quaternary Newsletter, 133, 22 – 27.